Hen squawking and clucking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RedJasper, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. RedJasper

    RedJasper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island Red that I got on April 17 as a few day old chick.

    For today, she had been squawking and clucking constantly. I have seen her go to the bathroom a few times, but is it possible she's getting ready to lay?

    She has free range access, but is staying in the coop standing up and being extremely vocal.

    Any suggestions on what could be happening?

    Thanks!
    Keri
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would guess if not laying yet about to [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup! All my chickens became very vocal the day they laid their first egg. Some even paced back and forth from the coop to the run.
     
  4. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are still very vocal, even after 2 months of continuous laying.
     
  5. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they sound anything like this? I recorded them singing the pre egg song and the post egg song.



     
  6. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Could be that they're getting ready for the big day! Have they started squatting submissively when you approach them? That's another sure sign of impending scrambled eggs for breakfast!
     

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